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August 2010 Archives

Clear Bag Opposition

Posted by Stan Kennedy

The CBRM's manager of solid waste reacts to some recent negative reaction to switching to clear garbage bags in the municipality. (runs 7:20)

Frontline of Friendliness

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Listen in as Steve takes a shift as a Cape Breton ambassador at the Inverness Visitors Centre. (runs 7:48)

Frontline of Friendliness - Beach Glass

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Listen in as Steve takes a shift as a Cape Breton ambassador at the Inverness Visitors Centre. (runs 4:47)

Teeing-Up Success

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Score Golf Magazine has released its rankings of the top courses in the country.    Information Morning's sports columnist, Charlie Cuff, on what the rankings mean to the Highlands Links.  (runs 8:48)

Liberal Caucus in Cape Breton

Posted by Stan Kennedy

For the Liberals, does the road back to power lead through Baddeck? The federal Liberal caucus has come to Cape Breton this week. We hear from the Party Whip, Rodger Cuzner, about this annual retreat. (runs 6:20)

Hollywood Northeast

Posted by Glenn Carey

Louisbourg is the location for "Take This Waltz", the latest film from Writer/Director Sarah Polley involving Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Willams, and Ciarán MacGillivray of The Cottars. (runs 5:25)

Meat Cove Tourists

Posted by Glenn Carey

After being caught in last weekend's flash flood in Meat Cove, a young couple from Germany updates their situation, and a Toronto woman shares her experience of the event. (runs 12:39)

Jim St. Clair - School

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our community historian Jim St. Clair, and Steve Sutherland board a boat on the Bras d'Or to venture back to the mid-1800s to the site of a school tailored to teach girls crafts and home economics. (runs 13:35)

If you're interested in visiting the site of the old Boularderie Academy, property owners Eric & Jeanne Whyte are open to being contacted at 674-0953

Radar Base Cleanup

Posted by Glenn Carey

We check with the Department of National Defense about the cleanup of the contaminated site of the former radar base in Sydney, Lisa Riley is the project manager for the DND's remediation project. (runs 8:25)

Weekend Storm

Posted by Glenn Carey

Bill Danielson, a retired Professor of Meteorology and our weather-watcher from Smelt Brook, tells us about the storm that struck Meat Cove on the weekend, and about the readings he recorded for the unusual event. (runs 8:05)

More From Meat Cove

Posted by Glenn Carey

Reporter Joan Weeks spent the day in the northern community, she describes conditions there and how people are coping following last weekend's storm. (runs 10:41)

Meat Cove In Crisis

Posted by Glenn Carey

Early Sunday morning, heavy rain washed-out bridges and other infrastructure in the northern community of Meat Cove, essentially isolating the village. Our PartyLiner for the area, Derrick MacLellan, describes the scene this morning. (runs 8:26)

The Coolest Thing 8

Posted by Glenn Carey

There are cool things to see at each and every museum and attraction around the Island. Reporter George Mortimer focuses on a cool item at the LeNoir Forge in Arichat. (runs 4:37)

Career Move

Posted by Glenn Carey

Eleanor Anderson has been at the helm of the Atlantic Coastal Action Program as Executive Director for three and a half years. Now, she is moving from ACAP Cape Breton to Cape Breton University. (runs 9:11)

The Fire Of '35

Posted by Glenn Carey

Seventy-five years ago, a raging wildfire swept through the communities of South Head and Waddens Cove. Reid Nicholson wrote a book about that terrible day, "Voices in the Wind" chronicles the disaster. (runs 11:01)

To order a book contact Reid Nicholson at: 902-737-5048

Saving Lives By Saving Soap

Posted by Glenn Carey

Meet Shawn Seipler, the man behind a unique non-profit group called "Clean The World", and hear how hotel chains can do their bit to prevent the spread of disease in impoverished nations. (runs 9:37)

Star Power Advisors

Posted by Glenn Carey

Former NHLer and Stanley Cup winner Mike MacPhee, one of four new advisors with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, talks about how they plan to assist the Eagles in their goal to host the Memorial Cup. (runs 6:26)

Something In The Air

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Breton now has two stations to measure the quality of air we breath for the Air Quality Health Index. Find out what that is and what the readings say about the air around us. (runs 6:27)

Who Crossed First?

Posted by Glenn Carey

The question - who crossed the Canso Causeway first? - has been bandied about for fifty-five years, musician Allister MacGillivray shares what he knows with the aid of artifacts he has in his possession. (runs 7:49)

Community Energy

Posted by Glenn Carey

Ross McCurdy, Chief Operating Officer at the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment at Cape Breton University, explains how CBU can take advantage of new renewable electricity regulations. (runs 9:08)

A Powerful Incentive

Posted by Glenn Carey

Nova Scotia Power's Pull-the-Plug pilot program offers money for old appliances to people who live in the province's two biggest municipalities. Reporter Yvonne Leblanc-Smith gauges its success so far. (runs 6:19)

Seeing Double

Posted by Glenn Carey

Motorists will see some realigning, rearranging, and also some delays, as work to twin Highway 125 between the Ball's Creek and Coxheath exits starts again. Reporter Hal Higgins has an update. (runs 5:44)

Community Cares 7

Posted by Glenn Carey

On our Community Cares column, learn about the work of the Lake Ainslie Weavers and Craft Guild who are strengthening the fabric of a tight knit community. (runs 6:47)

Award Of Excellence

Posted by Glenn Carey

Dan MacRury is Cape Breton's Chief Crown Attorney, and now he's the winner of an annual award that recognizes an outstanding public sector lawyer in Canada. (runs 5:37)

The Coolest Thing 7

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our cool summer series continues with Reporter George Mortimer in search of "The Coolest Thing" at Les Trois Pignons Museum in Cheticamp. (runs 6:03)

Power Play

Posted by Glenn Carey

The Nova Scotia government hopes to generate interest in Renewable Energy, find out why it wants municipalities and community groups to get involved in producing renewable energy. (runs 5:52)

Blooming Red

Posted by Glenn Carey

In Louisbourg, there's been a revival effort to literally paint the town red. Reporter David Jala spoke to Lloydette MacDonald from the Louisbourg Economic Development Society about the project. (runs 5:16)

Fundraising For Francis

Posted by Glenn Carey

Whitney Pier native Francis Mason remains in a Japanese hospital after suffering a stroke in May. His aunt, Susan Mason-MacDonald, has an update on his condition and the effort to bring him home. (runs 6:11)

Energy Partners

Posted by Glenn Carey

Cape Breton Explorations sees power in numbers. Green power, that is. Company President Luciano Lisi explains why the company wants to form partnerships with local municipalities. (runs 10:06)

Hiking The CBRM 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

A hiking we will go... we conclude our summer series, Hiking The CBRM with Reporter Holly Conners, she checks out the trail at Dalem Lake Provincial Park. (runs 7:33)

Alzheimer's Test

Posted by Glenn Carey

It can take a long time to creep up on people, but when it does, Alzheimer's Disease never has a good outcome. Now, there is new research that can predict who will get the disease. (runs 7:18)

Walk Back In Time

Posted by Glenn Carey

The long journey toward The Whitney Pier Heritage Trail is a step closer to reality, Reporter George Mortimer brings us an update from the site of the Trail. (runs 7:26)

Community Cares 6

Posted by Glenn Carey

In our Community Cares column, find out why the work of the Richmond County Literacy Network is so important to the communities it serves. (runs 9:24)

Another Coyote Attack

Posted by Glenn Carey

Parks Canada is investigating another coyote attack, a teenager camping in the Broad Cove area of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park suffered bite wounds early Monday morning. (runs 8:29)

The Coolest Thing 6

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our summer series continues, Reporter George Mortimer travels to museums across Cape Breton to discover the story behind the coolest artifact on hand, recently, he visited Englishtown. (runs 5:25)

Caravaggio

Posted by Stan Kennedy

Chances are you've heard of Michelangelo. But have you heard of this Michelangelo? It's the 400th anniversary of his death and our artist-in-residence Bobby Nock says we should know more about him. (runs 13:42)

Cuba Travel

Posted by Glenn Carey

Despite the case of the 19 year old Canadian detained three months for a traffic accident, Author John Kirk says, Canadians traveling to Cuba generally do so trouble free. (runs 6:09)

Co-op Construction Jobs

Posted by Stan Kennedy

A summer job that offers both money and high school credits. We'll meet a Cape Breton participant in the Building Futures for Youth program and speak with Education Minister Marilyn More about the program. (runs 8:16)

Hiking The CBRM 4

Posted by Glenn Carey

Lace up your hiking shoes for another installment in our "Hiking The CBRM" series... Reporter Holly Conners takes us to the Louisbourg Trail. (runs 9:04)

Road Work In Cape Breton

Posted by Stan Kennedy

On Then and Now, Jim St. Clair brings us the story of a black loyalist from Philadelphia who played an important part in establishing the much-travelled Route 4 through Sydney Forks. (runs 5:54)

The Coolest Thing 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our hot summer series - "The Coolest Thing" has Reporter George Mortimer visiting museums across Cape Breton, like the Whale Interpretive Centre in Pleasant Bay, to find the story behind their "coolest" artifact on display. (runs 4:48)

Community Cares 5

Posted by Glenn Carey

Our summer series, Community Cares continues as we shine the light on the work being done by 2 community health boards in Cape Breton. (runs 6:12)

Immigration And Jobs

Posted by Stan Kennedy

How can we attract more immigrants and make sure they get the jobs they want and the ones we need? (runs 12:03)